LYMM Truckwash, which claims to be the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe, is investing £2.3 million by relocating to a new, purpose built site, 100 metres from its current location in Cheshire.

The family owned and managed business is currently based at Lymm Services, just off Junction 20 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M56, near Warrington. It will move to its new site on the opposite side of the A50 in autumn this year when customers, many of whom are Scots, can expect a ‘seamless’ transition.

Laura Cardwell, managing director of Lymm Truckwash, said: ‘This is an exciting move for our company. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art WashTec washes, alongside a bespoke pressure washer system and payment system with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The site will also be quicker and easier for our customers to access from the motorway because they’ll no longer have to enter and exit Lymm Services.’

The decision to move was made in March 2016 after it was discovered the lease at the services couldn’t be extended beyond December 2019.

Laura said: ‘We undertook professional market research and this showed that 80% of our customers drive into the services simply for a wash and don’t use any other facilities. This gave us the confidence to secure planning permission and buy the site opposite.

Started by John and Anne Cardwell, the 52 year old company is now owned by their daughter, Laura. It has a dedicated team of staff who have been with the firm for many years, including operations manager Paul Maskall, who joined in 1987.